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Mid-Life Crisis
« on: July 15, 2011, 09:01:34 pm »
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Greetings Andrew & adarq members,

I'm a 48yo weekend warrior tennis player trying to improve his explosiveness on the court after a few years away from the game.  This site was recommended to me by KellyB as a good place to discuss and get advice on jump/speed training.

I've already been lurking on here for a while trying to absorb as much as possible and apply it to my training.  Thought I would introduce myself so u knew who I was bcs I'll prob be asking a few questions to help me along.

Still debating whether to keep a training log on here or not since i already keep a very detailed one offline and its more convenient that way for me but not sure yet.

Andrew, I chatted w/u on irc a few nites ago abt tennis & living/growing up in S Fla so u might remember me.

Here's my stuff from the questionnaire if anybody's interested:



AGE:     48yrs young

HEIGHT:     6ft

WEIGHT:    195lb

SLEEP SCHEDULE:    ~6hrs/day/nite, erratic

BODY TYPE:      med bone struct, endo/meso, Euro descent, top-heavy, 1mm tendon length, armspan=72", 1-hand reach=7'8", SHR=37/72=.51

GOALS:       jump higher & run faster over <=10yds, 1.6-1.7sec;  1-step vert >=28in;  BF<=14% w/BW<=185;  ~2xBW half-squat;  touch 10' rim, mb hang, mb dunk tennis ball (lol)

CURRENT ABILITY:    21-22in 1-step vert, 10yd dash~1.75-1.8,  Box Squat Parallel=305lbx2,  Dead~350lb

INJURY HISTORY:   partially torn meniscus left knee 2yrs ago, still hurts but manageable; torn right med gastroc 5wks ago, recovering and improving

TRAINING HISTORY & ACHIEVEMENTS:     ran 2 marathons at ages 17,18;  HS varsity tennis & JV basketball;  Jr. Coll tennis player;  cat-5 bike racing;  outstanding soldier & max-pt awards in US Army Boot Camp;  wt trained since 10yo w/following max lifts:  BP=325, Squat(prl)~370, DL~420

CURRENT ACTIVITY LEVEL AND/OR TRAINING PROGRAM:   erx/train every day(some are recovery wkts), last yr focused on wt loss/strength maintenance following previous year-long bulk/pwr lift wkts to deal w/meniscus tear.  No running or jumping or cycling for over year+hvy wts+seefood diet=40+lb wt gain!!   Last few months=box squats/deadlifts bcs ezr on knee but explosiveness=gone.  Last 4wks=10x10 metabolic prgm to stimulate wt/ft loss w/various bw or lt wt erx.   Stopped bcs wt loss stopped after only a few pounds and I didn't want to lose too much strength.  Now back on strength block w/squat focus mixing in some jumps (jmp sq, jmp snatches).  Also incl TM walking ea day btw 30-45min for warmup and/or recovery.

BRIEF OVERVIEW OF CURRENT DIET:  Alternating btw stretches of 500-800kcal deficit/low-med carb for wt/fatloss & maint-500kcal surplus for strength gain/ht.  Kinda stuck at btw 193-196lb for a while now.  Goal is mid 180's w/max lwr body strength/wt ratio.  Reevaluating at every 5lb drop.  Joints(lft knee) feel better as wt drops.  235bw sucked for tennis or anything except lifting heavy wts, even walking.  95+% of adult life spent btw 180-190.  Need to get back.  5.1lb to go.

IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES:  Take care of my mother after her stroke & my father passing away.  Most of this involves tasks around the house and am currently semi-retired so have more time than usual for training.  I currently work out at home for convenience (Powertec bench w/squat rack+400lb wts/dbs) since my sleep hrs are erratic and the gym's hrs are not.






TL;DR.   Yeah I know.  Took too long to write also.  Anyway, if any of you have any helpful comments or suggestions for me (related to training, not f$%k off, old man, or similar) I would appreciate it.  Talk to u soon.

P.S.  Vag is my hero and role model.



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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2011, 12:18:10 am »
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 :welcome:

go get it son

everyone here is at a different level in the journey. personal progress is what we are all after.

The online training log has helped me. I also have kept a personal log for years, but with the online log being open for the world to see what a unmotivated nancy I am gives me just a bit more motivation. I usually need it.
5'10"- 170lbs - 38 yrs - reach - 7'6" (90") - 27" SVJ - 30" RVJ - 245# Full squat
Progress Tracker - http://www.adarq.org/progress-journals-experimental-routines/loopie's-log/msg24864/#msg24864

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2011, 04:24:22 am »
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F$%K off old man!!!


....sorry, couldn't resist.


Thanks for the detailed intro.  Welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.  Hope you decide to keep a journal here.  I'll leave the training suggestions to Andrew and Lance. 

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2011, 09:53:59 am »
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 :welcome:

F$%K off old man!!!


....sorry, couldn't resist.


Thanks for the detailed intro.  Welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.  Hope you decide to keep a journal here.  I'll leave the training suggestions to Andrew and Lance. 

x2!  :P

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 11:48:59 am »
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:welcome:

F$%K off old man!!!


....sorry, couldn't resist.


Thanks for the detailed intro.  Welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.  Hope you decide to keep a journal here.  I'll leave the training suggestions to Andrew and Lance. 

x2!  :P

old-fart-community , ancient-trainees-nation unite!!!

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2011, 11:55:24 am »
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Say hello to T-Rex when you see him!

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2011, 01:30:51 pm »
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:welcome:

F$%K off old man!!!


....sorry, couldn't resist.


Thanks for the detailed intro.  Welcome. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress.  Hope you decide to keep a journal here.  I'll leave the training suggestions to Andrew and Lance. 

x2!  :P

old-fart-community , ancient-trainees-nation unite!!!

Say hello to T-Rex when you see him!


Thanx for all the "warm" welcomes, guys.  Especially urs, Raptor.  That was expected as my TL, DR was directed at you.  That's why I chose this site, not for the training advice, but for the high-brow humor!! 

OK, back to reality.  Now where is my f'in walker so I can do some damn squats??

Later.

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2011, 02:58:22 pm »
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What does TL, DR mean? (I know you're waiting for someone to ask that)

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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2011, 03:54:51 pm »
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What does TL, DR mean? (I know you're waiting for someone to ask that)

Too long, didn't read
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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2011, 04:01:08 pm »
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What does TL, DR mean? (I know you're waiting for someone to ask that)

Too long, didn't read


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Re: Mid-Life Crisis
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2011, 04:10:45 pm »
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What does TL, DR mean? (I know you're waiting for someone to ask that)

Too long, didn't read




Nice.  Where's my Viagra??  I prefer the shaved ones, though.  Mb it wasn't u w/the TL,DR stuff-u know I can't remember stuff anymore.  Besides, u all look alike.